Orlando Fringe: We don't play fight.

Guys, I'm an actor!!!

Well, OK, I don't think I will be winning any Oscars anytime soon but my goodness what an experience. Back in March my husband turned to me and told me about his friend who had written a play. I met, and got to wrestle with said friend, Jason, a few days later and thought he was pretty awesome. A few weeks later Chris turned to me and said, 'Jason was asking if you would be interested in being a part of his play?'

Book Review: Ella's Ice Cream Summer by Sue Watson.

Release Date: 11th May 2017
Publisher: Bookouture
Twitter: @bookouture @suewatsonwriter

Oh my goodness, where do I even begin?? This book had everything for me. I mean at first glance, why wouldn't I want to read a book about an Ice Cream summer, with such a gorgeous front cover? But then upon reading the first few pages and finding out the characters had links to Sorrento, Italy, I was literally in heaven, smiling from ear to ear. It couldn't have been more perfect!

Lift me up: Tiramisu!

Pick me up, lift me up, cheer me up, is what comes up when you research the meaning behind Tiramisu. Doesn't that make you smile? It made us smile. We think it's pretty perfect and beautifully symbolic of what a dessert can do and how baking can make you feel. Getting together in the kitchen to make this dessert, having Italian music playing in the background, with the smell of Marsala and freshly brewed Lavazza filling the air, it certainly had us feeling rather cheery.

The Unwritten Twin Code.

Two weeks ago Lucy's car broke down on the highway. In the midst of her being a little shook up and trying to speak to her husband, who was minutes away from boarding a plane to England, I stepped in to ring the insurance company and help. It occurred to me in that moment, while stood on the side of the highway, that even if I don't like doing something, i.e., ringing people on the phone, I will do it for her, because I would literally do anything for her... AND, well, it's kind of all part of the Unwritten Code of being a twin!

Book Review: From Wallflower to Countess by Janice Preston.

Release Date: 1st April 2015.
Publisher: Harlequin Historical.
Twitter: @JaniceGPreston

When Janice Preston ever so kindly sent me some of her previous books, that I had yet to read, I was over the moon. I couldn't wait to get to them on my TBR pile, because I had so thoroughly enjoyed the books of hers I had already read. So when it finally came time for me to pick up 'From Wallflower to Countess' I snuggled up in my bed, got nice and cozy and proceeded to read and read until way past my bedtime!!

We love MCR!

The event that happened on Monday was too close for comfort. Coming out of the cinema's and checking social media to see Manchester all over the headlines set our stomach in knots and our hearts beating fast. All we could think about was our family and our friends. Manchester is where we grew up, the Manchester Arena was the place we saw our first concert and first wrestling shows, the place we made our childhood dream come true. It made us sick to our stomachs thinking about our hometown going through such devastation.

Interview with Magician Jack Kempton.

One of our favourite things about blogging is connecting with people. We love that every day we meet new people from all around the world and from all walks of life. It's so awesome when people reach out to us to chat or to be a part of our blog, it honestly means the world to us. When Jack Kempton got in touch with us and told us he is a musician, as well as, a magician, we couldn't wait to start asking questions. Our blog is a place for positivity and encouraging others to dream big and Jack is doing just that. Chatting to him was simple lovely. His passion for what he does shines through and his energy is so uplifting and happy, that we couldn't help but feel inspired. We hope you enjoy today's interview.

Gnocchi fatti in casa!

Gnocchi originated in Italy and dates back to the Roman times. It is said that it was introduced into European countries by the Romans during the expansion of the Roman Empire. Each country however, put their own twist on this small dumpling like pasta. Potato Gnocchi, like the one we are sharing with you today, became more common in the 16th century, after potatoes had been introduced to Europe.

Back when we were kids, our favourite part of the Gnocchi making process was sticking our thumbs in the dough. We would watch Grandad knead, roll, divide, cut and prepare the small gnocchi squares for us with wide eyes. When he gave us the go ahead, we would gently press our thumb in each delicate piece, giving it that famous Gnocchi look.

A trip to Coconut Lane.

How cute are these sunglasses? A year and a half ago we remember getting an email from the lovely ladies at Coconut Lane, inviting us to join their Coconut Queens Team. We couldn't resist their small selection of funky socks and phone cases and were inspired by these two gorgeous women setting out on making their dreams come true.

Book Review: Four Bridesmaids and a White Wedding by Fiona Collins.

Release Date: 28th April 2017.
Publisher: HQ Digital.
Twitter: @FionaJaneBooks

Don't you just love having an author that you have followed from the beginning? One that you have read all of their books and so get to sit with giddy anticipation for their next one? Fiona Collins is one of those authors for me. I knew when I first read "A Year of Being Single" that I was going to have to keep up to date with her stories and I was right. Next came "Cloudy with a chance of Love" and now we have the wonderful book that is "Four Bridesmaids and a White Wedding." 

Author Interview with Lara Ward Cosio.

Recently I wrote a review about our current 'book of the month,' 'Hitting That Sweet Spot' and like I mentioned in that review, I simply haven't been able to stop squealing. Lara Ward Cosio's books captivate me. The depth of her characters, the beauty of their relationships and the stories that unravel between the pages have me hooked. After reading the third installment of her 'Rogue' series, the aforementioned 'Hitting That Sweet Spot', I knew I had to reach out to Lara and find out more, more about the awesome woman behind the books and more about the incredible characters within them. So, today I give you an interview with the wonderful Lara Ward Cosio.

Target Summer Haul!

Since moving to America some eight years ago now, Target has well and truly become one of our favourite places to shop. It is a magical yet dangerous place where budgets often get thrown out the window and your memory suddenly comes back to you when you purchase items you must have completely forgot you needed. Everyone needs bags of animal crackers, yoyo's and one more pencil case, right? Those dollar bins at the front of the store will get you, if you're not careful. But, alas, we love it so.

Book Review: Destination Chile by Katy Colins.

Release Date: 22nd September 2016.
Publisher: HQ Digital UK.
Twitter: @NotWedOrDead

I adore Katy Colins and her 'Lonely Hearts Travel Club' series, so I was super excited to dive back in to Georgia Greens world to see what she was up to. I also looked forward to leaving the confines of my apartment and travelling to a new country. Destination Thailand had me dreaming of sandy beaches, picturing my toes in the sea, and Destination India had me longing to experience the buzz and culture of such an interesting, vibrant place, so I couldn't wait to see what was in store for me in Destination Chile.

What to do when the Dementors attack.

Feeling anxious, agitated, angry, negative and insecure?? These are just some of the wonderful emotions us girls experience at least once every month. Of course, we are talking about the time of the month when we get our Period. Or as we like to call it, the time of the month when the Dementors attack, because really, there couldn't be a better analogy could there?

Book Review: The Last Days of Summer by Sophie Pembroke.

Release Date: 9th June 2016.
Publisher: HQ Digital UK
Twitter: @Sophie_Pembroke

I'm always amazed at how writers write. I know this may sound odd but it's the truth. Every time I pick up a book, especially one that sucks you in and takes you on a wonderful journey, I just can't help but feel amazed by the writers talent and imagination. This was definitely the case with "The Last Days of Summer" by Sophie Pembroke.

Scrapbooking with Printiki!

We have been avid scrapbookers since we started wrestling back in 2003. When we started going on the road, having adventures with our friends and hanging out more, we couldn't resist getting the camera out and capturing all the fun moments. Looking back we are beyond happy that we did. We each have around twenty scrapbooks...and counting, and looking through them brings us so much joy.

Homemade Pizza Night!

If we were to ask ten people to name an Italian food, we guarantee that nine out of those ten people would probably say Pizza. It's a famous dish that originated in Naples, Italy, back in the 18th or early 19th century. Story has it that the classic Margherita pizza was named after Queen Margherita, who, when visiting Naples, much preferred the simple pizza with the colours of the Italian flag, out of the three that Neapolitan pizza maker, Raffaele Esposito, made for her.

Book Review: Breaking all the Rules by Rachael Richey.

Release Date: 5th May 2017.
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Twitter: @RachaelRBooks

Rachael Richey was kind enough to send me a copy of her book in exchange for a fair and honest review. Thank you Rachael!

May The Fourth Be With You - How to Celebrate.

I, like many of you, watched Star Wars as a kid. However, I never really got super into it, it was just a classic movie that a lot of people talked about and I ended up watching when it was on TV, most likely with my Dad. Fast forward quite a few years and I absolutely love it, thanks to my husband, Chris. I have sat with him for all the movies, in order, from start to finish and for the last two Christmas's we have seen the new movies, if not the day of, a few days after they came out. I think I get just as excited as he does for the new movies now. I love our new Christmas tradition and am already looking forward to this year!

Book Review: The Secret Art of Forgiveness by Louisa George.

Release Date: 1st September 2016.
Publisher: HQ Digital UK
Twitter: @Louisa_George

Book Hangover alert!! I can't even right now, I just want to re-read the last page of this incredibly touching and heartwarming story by Louisa George over and over again. Forgive me for starting with the end of the book but seriously, I practically sobbed into my coffee! So much emotion was felt in the last few sentences, I can't even begin to describe it.

Happiness Diary: April!

Kelly and I are all about sharing the things that make us happy. We very much love to sing from the rooftops in hopes that what we love will make other smile too. Though we like to keep scrapbooks and are always jotting down on our calendars what we have been up to each day, keeping these Happiness diaries has really been quite eye opening and refreshing.